Majestic America Line will offer
238 departures in 2008. Its fleet of seven boutique river and
coastal cruise ships will ply the Mississippi, Ohio and tributary
rivers; the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest; and
Alaska's Inside Passage.
A new Big
Easy-themed cruise debuts next year, with seven-night sailings from
Jan. 12 to Feb. 28. The roundtrip features an extra day to explore
New Orleans, with excursions to attractions such as the National
World War II Museum and Mardi Gras World.
Majestic will offer
117 sailings of seven to 14 nights on three river cruise ships --
the American Queen, Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen -- on the
Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Rates for seven-night programs start
at $1,799 per person, double.
In the Pacific
Northwest, the line will offer 80 sailings from March to December
aboard the Empress of the North (soon to be back in service, after
running aground off Alaska on May 14) the Queen of the West and the
Columbia Queen. Rates for seven-night cruises start at $1,899 per
In summer, the
Empress of the North returns to Alaska's Inside Passage, joined by
the 48-passenger Contessa.
Call (800) 434-1232
or visit www.majesticamericaline.com.
Lines International Association added Majestic
America Line as its 22nd member. The addition brought CLIA's membership to 97% of cruise
capacity in North America.
Majestic America is
a division of Ambassadors Cruise Group, which also operates
Windstar Cruises. Majestic America will remain a members of the
Niche Cruise Marketing Alliance.
Star loves N.Y.
Starting Oct. 6,
American Cruise Lines will reposition its
200-passenger American Star from coastal Maine to New York's Hudson
River. The first sailing will depart Providence, R.I.; two more
Hudson River cruises this autumn will be roundtrips from New York
stops in New York, West Point, Albany and Tarrytown. The
215-foot-long, four-deck American Star features oversized
staterooms with private verandas and picture windows. Each room
also has a flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, individual
climate control and Internet access.
Lines also offers Hudson River fall foliage cruises aboard the
100-passenger American Spirit and the 49-passenger American
Call (800) 814-6880
or visit www.americancruiselines.com.
Michelle Baran is Travel Weekly's river cruise editor.
E-mail her at [email protected].